Archive for August, 2010
Cherished Mum to Producer/Editor Claudia Lang, Tricia Rose has been creating lovely rough linen bedspreads, and the trend is kind of taking off.
She is featured today on the Apartment Therapy Design Showcase, click here to vote for her: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/bedroom/rough-linen-bedding-by-tricia-rose-design-showcase-2010-125838
Her website can be found here – http://roughlinen.com/press.html
A few words about her product:
There are so many influences on Rough Linen.I have always wanted to recreate the linens from my grandmother’s house in Scotland and from vintage textiles I found in France. It took years of searching to discover the traditionally woven coarse linen fabric I use in my range of bedding.
I have always gravitated to natural fabrics: wool, cotton, linen. For years I lived near Ian Mankin’s iconic shop in Primrose Hill in London and loved every fabric he stocked, including a double-width linen sheeting now sadly discontinued. Ian’s natural weaves and stripes are timeless.
Working with beautiful materials has simplified my taste and complicated my life, because I am always looking for the definitive texture, or weave, or color. When I found this linen I recognized its beauty immediately, and as I work with it I appreciate its virtues more and more: easy care, relative stability, strength, straight grain, wonderful texture.
I always cut to the thread for accuracy and fold the fabric as precisely as origami before sewing so my minimal seaming is exact. I sew French seams on the horizontal for strength and neatness, and overcast raw seams. I use the selvedges whenever I can.
Gutermann thread, YKK invisible zippers, and the simplest buttons – but the search and the temptation goes on. I am still trying to find a finer textured wide linen sheeting here in the US, but no luck so far. One day.
We did another shoot for a musical live stream yesterday – of the post-punk/new wave revivalist band Hot Hot Heat and the blues/rock influenced 22-20s. We love working with musicians and it’s always a treat to be a part of an intimate performance such as this, where we can witness the creativity up close and personal, and capture it.
Click here for the archived live video on ustream and scroll below for our production pics:
The Big Picture shot a live Q & A yesterday of Reggae artist Damian Marley. Holding a tablet, he viewed and answered questions from fans that were posting to the chat board.
Damian, as you can guess, is the son of Bob Marley and an accomplished grammy-award winning musician in his own right. In the video you can see him discuss his upcoming musical projects as well as plans to visit Africa.
You can view the archived video here at Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/8971387
Last night we attended the Mille Grazie Party in salute of volunteers, artists, entertainers and sponsors from the Italian Street Painting Festival.
Located at A.G. Ferrari in Corte Madera and sponsored by Youth in Arts and A.G. Ferrari, this first-class event featured exquisite food, excellent wine and an eclectic crowd of people passionate about Youth in Arts.
Host Isabella was pouring fine wines that we couldn’t help but purchase a few bottles of… in support of Youth in Arts, of course.
The evening was a wonderful thank you gift for being part of a festival that is near and dear to The Big Picture’s heart.
Can’t wait ‘till next year’s festival!!!